Social media impact of tourism managers: a decision tree approach in happiness, social marketing and sustainability

Araceli Galiano-Coronil, Sofía Blanco-Moreno, Luis Bayardo Tobar Pesantez, Guillermo Antonio Gutiérrez-Montoya

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Purpose: This study aims to analyze communication from the perspective of social marketing, positive emotions, and the topics chosen by Spanish tourist destinations to show their destination image. Additionally, this research shows a message classification model, based on the aforementioned characteristics, that has generated a greater impact, offering clarity to tourism managers on the type of content they should publish to achieve greater visibility. Design/methodology/approach: The methodology used in this work combines content analysis and data mining techniques. The classification tree using the chi-square automatic interaction detector (CHAID) algorithm was selected to determine predictors of like behaviour. Findings: The results show that the predictor variables have been emotions, social marketing and topics. Also, the characteristics of the messages most likely to have a high impact are those related to emotions of joy or happiness, their purpose is behavioural, and they talk about rural, cultural issues, special dates, getaways, or highlights of a town or city for something specific. Originality/value: This study is the first to analyze the content of the tweets shared by destination tourism managers from a social marketing, positive emotions, and sustainability perspective, determining the possible predictors of likes on Twitter. The authors contribute to the literature by deepening the understanding of how social marketing and the positive emotions promoted drive a more significant impact in tourism communication campaigns on social media. The authors provide destination managers with a way better to understand the variables relevant to users in tourism content.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)436-457
Número de páginas22
PublicaciónJournal of Management Development
EstadoAceptada/en prensa - 2023

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